Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in Brazil: a man who came to power…View More Brazil’s Lula: Saint or sinner?
Six robbers and five hostages, including a child, killed in a pre-dawn assault on two banks in northeast Brazil. At least a dozen people, including…View More Hostages, robbers killed in foiled bank heists in Brazil
About two dozen migrants climbed over the border wall separating Mexico from the US near Tijuana on Monday. While some ran to evade capture, most…View More Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana
Andrés Manuel López Obrador – Mexico’s first leftist president in seven decades – has been sworn in at a ceremony in the country’s parliament. The…View More Mexico swears in a leader from the left
Chinese state TV says the US has agreed not to impose any additional trade tariffs after 1 January and that talks will continue. It made…View More US ‘will impose no new tariffs on China’
The US has accused Venezuela’s government of stealing from a state-run food programme while its own people go hungry. Marshall Billingslea, a US treasury official,…View More Venezuela ‘steals from food programme’
Mexican drug lord Héctor Beltrán Leyva has died of a heart attack in a hospital to which he was transferred from jail, government officials said.…View More Mexican drug lord Beltrán Leyva dies
Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London’s British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai’a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean…View More ‘Stolen friend’: Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue
Every morning, Pauline Perez walks past the bullet-ridden Denham Town police station to commute to work as a government clerk in West Kingston, Jamaica. For…View More Welcome sight: Why some Jamaicans want the army to stay
Brazilians have elected the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as their new president. Which groups support him and why? Those worried about rising violence For many…View More Who supports Brazil’s new far-right president?
Emilia Nuyado and Aracely Leuquén on Sunday became the first two women of the indigenous Mapuche group to become members of Chile’s Congress. They received…View More Chile hails historic Mapuche lawmakers
Hundreds of asylum seekers fleeing violence, poverty arrive in Tijuana to begin the long wait to apply for asylum in US. After a month-long journey,…View More First refugees of 'Central American exodus' arrive at US border
Mention corruption and most Colombians will agree that it is a massive problem. Fifty trillion pesos ($16.8bn, £13bn) have been lost from public resources to…View More Can a referendum help root out corruption?
Thousands of migrants from Central America are trudging north towards the US-Mexico border. They say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home…View More What is the migrant caravan heading to US?